All About Kyle Katarn's Lightsaber
Kyle Katarn is a Jedi character that was popularized in the Jedi Outcast video game. Kyle Katarn was formerly an Imperial officer, before defecting to the Rebellion and later becoming a Jedi. The Jedi Outcast video game follows Katarn’s storyline, with him being the main playable character in the single-player campaign. In the game, Katarn’s lightsaber is introduced, with players being able to use it in-game as well. In addition to being playable in-game, the lightsaber also boasts its own unique backstory.


Kyle Katarn builds his lightsaber after joining the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4. He builds his own lightsaber to replace the one he had taken from the Dark Jedi Yun.

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Despite attending the Jedi Praxeum, Katarn begins to fear falling to the dark side. Therefore, he leaves the Jedi Praxeum and gives his lightsaber to Luke Skywalker. He then becomes a mercenary again, teaming up with Jan Ors.

Return to the Jedi Praxeum

During a mission to Artus Prime, Jan Ors is taken by the Dark Jedi Desann. Because of this, Katarn returns to the Jedi Praxeum to retrieve his lightsaber. There, Luke Skywalker tells him that he will need to complete the Jedi Praxeum’s exercise course in order to retrieve it. After Katarn successfully completes the course and retrieves his lightsaber, he leaves to find Jan.

Nar Shaddaa

Katarn travels to Nar Shaddaa to find Reelo Baruk, who he believes can give him information about Desann. On Nar Shaddaa, Katarn uses his lightsaber to defend himself against mercenaries.

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Katarn is eventually able to find Baruk’s holdout, where he wields his lightsaber once more. Along the way, he rescues and teams up with Lando Calrissian, whose ship, the Lady Luck, is being guarded by Baruk’s forces. However, Katarn is able to defeat them all, including Baruk himself. Now able to escape the planet, Katarn accompanies Calrissian to Cloud City, in hopes of discovering more about the whereabouts of Desann.

Cloud City

Katarn travels to Cloud City on Bespin, which Desann’s forces are trying to seize. While making his way through the city, Katarn uses his lightsaber when encountering resistance. Along the way, Katarn encounters a Reborn - a Dark Jedi fueled by the power of the Valley of the Jedi. Katarn defeats the Reborn, and eventually makes his way to Tavion Axmis, Desann’s apprentice. Katarn defeats Axmis, but lets her go after she reveals that Jan Ors is aboard the Doomgiver, a ship docked at a base in the Lenico Belt.

The Doomgiver

Katarn travels aboard a freighter to the Lenico Belt, where Admiral Galak Fyyar has a mining operation. There, Katarn meets with Luke Skywalker, informing him that Desann is mining cortosis - a material resistant to lightsabers. Katarn and Skywalker then encounter and defeat a team of Reborn before splitting up. Katarn is able to get aboard the Doomgiver, and signals Rogue Squadron before encountering a group of Desann's Shadowtroopers. After defeating them, he rescues Jan Ors. The two then split up, with Katarn heading for the shield generator and Jan heading for the escape pods. After disabling the shield generator, Katarn duels and defeats Fyyar. Both Katarn and Jan then escape the Doomgiver.

Yavin 4

Katarn and Jan land on Yavin 4, with Katarn making his way towards the Jedi Praxeum. Along the way, Katarn uses his lightsaber when encountering resistance. Upon reaching the Jedi Praxeum, Katarn assists several other Jedi in defeating Reborn and Shadowtroopers. Eventually, Katarn reaches Desann, and the two duel. Katarn is ultimately able to defeat Desann and his Reborn. Afterwards, Luke Skywalker offers to take Katarn’s lightsaber back, but Katarn tells him that he’d rather hold onto it for a while.

Alzoc III

After hearing a rumor of an Imperial installation on Alzoc III, Mon Mothma sends Katarn and Jan there to confirm its presence.

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While investigating, Katarn uses his lightsaber when he duels and defeats another Reborn. After completing his mission, Katarn returns to the hangar, only to find Jan surrounded by Imperial forces. However, Katarn is able to defeat them, and both he and Jan escape Alzoc III.


After defeating Desann and his Reborn, Katarn is promoted to the rank of Jedi Master. He continues in the ways of the Force, serving as an instructor at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. He eventually becomes the Academy’s Jedi Battlemaster, overseeing all lightsaber instruction.

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